Eastern Conference (in bracketed order)

1. Chicago Bulls (62-20) vs. 8. New Jersey Nets (42-39)4. Charlotte Hornets (50-31) vs. 5. Atlanta Hawks (49-32)

2. Miami Heat (55-26) vs. 7. New York Knicks (43-39)

3. Indiana Pacers (58-24) vs. 6. Cleveland Cavaliers (47-35)

Western Conference (in bracketed order)

1. UTAH JAZZ (62-19) vs 8. Houston Rockets (41-40)

4. Phoenix Suns (55-26)* vs. 5. San Antonio Spurs (55-26)

2. Seattle Sonics (60-21)** vs. 7. Minnesota T-Wolves (45-37)

3. Los Angeles Lakers (60-21) vs. 6. Portland Trail Blazers (46-35)

*Phoenix has the tiebreaker advantage over San Antonio by virtue of winning the season series, 3-1

**Seattle has the tiebreaker advantage over the Lakers by virtue of winning the season series, 3-1